–As AL Ain beckons for chelsea star
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has welcomed the prospect of playing together with Mikel Obi at club side Al Ain.
Widespread rumours over the past week have claimed that the Nigerian international has agreed personal terms to join the UAE league champions and Gyan who has been a hit at the club since his move from Sunderland in 2011 feels thrilled by the opportunity.
“I heard it this week that he (Mikel Obi) has agreed terms with Al Ain and will most definitely be playing for us next season,” Gyan reacted to a question on Metro TV in Accra.
“It’s great news for us because Mikel Obi is a very good player and very experienced.”
“It will be exciting playing with him in the same team, because I believe both of us, with the help of our other colleagues can do more for the club,” the 29-year-old added.
Obi has been widely tipped for an exit from English champions Chelsea this summer – a move which will bring to an end a hugely successful nine-year stint with the London-based club.